Before next week, Oyo State Head of Service and arguably the most powerful woman in the state, Mrs Hannah Olawumi, will submit her retirement letter from the civil service, OYO INSIGHT can exclusively report.
But rather than transit to the federal civil service as exclusively reported by OYO INSIGHT, she would take up a yet-to-be announced political office at the federal level.
This newspaper learnt that bid to transfer her service to the federal civil service had hit the rock when ‘after intense calculation of her years in service and her credentials,’ she was found to be suitable for a deputy director position.
“Even if Adelabu had succeeded in his bid to take over from Governor Abiola Ajimobi in the May 9, 2019 governorship election, she would have done the same thing,” a top government source, who craved anonymity, told OYO INSIGHT.
OYO INSIGHT recalls that Ogunesan, now 55, had been sworn in as HoS on Thursday, February 12, 2018, few weeks after her predecessor, Mr Adesoji Eniade, who later declared in Oyo governorship, retired.
Born in the early sixties, Ogunesan joined the civil service in 1989 through the Oyo State Agricultural Development Programme, OYSADEP; converted her carrier into the Administrative Cader of the public service in 2002, and moved to the mainstream civil service of the State in 2008.
She became a director in 2011 and a permanent secretary in the state civil service in 2015, the position she held in the State Ministry of Local Government and Chieftaincy matter until February 12th, 2018, when she was sworn-in as the new HoS.